As if it was answering the call of thousands of lazy music streamers, Bose just introduced three Wi-Fi enabled models to make the process even more convenient (or lazier).
The SoundTouch music systems, which are a first for Bose, are built for a generation of music streamers who use services like Spotify, Deezer, last.fm and iTunes to get their music fix. The devices aren’t exactly cheap, starting at RM 2,290 but thankfully they do more than make your wallet cry for mercy.
The three systems are the SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi, SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi and SoundTouch Portable Wi-Fi system. They’re quite similar in looks and functionality though size and specs differ on each version. The largest of the lot sports a 9 pound woofer out back while the smallest of them is pocket sized and portable. All three are loud and aurally colourful, which is no surprise from a company renowned for sound quality.
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The systems connect to your home network through your Wi-Fi network. In the case of the SoundTouch 30 and 20, you have the option of using a LAN cable and they will connect to your favorite music streaming services via their proprietary app. Set it up via a PC or a MAC to instantly connect to the set channels via the preset buttons up top of the device. The way the preset buttons work is quite similar to the car radios of yesteryear, minus all the fancy dinking about with an app.
The app also lets you save playlists and remembers your last 50 searches in case you missed something you liked. If you have multiple units of the SoundTouch on your network you can control them independently as well.
The Bose SoundTouch devices will be retailed by Atlas HiFi Corp locally. The SoundTouch 30 is priced at RM 3,990, while the SoundTouch 20 and the SoundTouch Portable Wi-Fi retails for RM 2,290 each.